Thursday, November 10, 2016

We didn't "settle"!

This is for all of the women out there who didn’t “settle” (and the men who believe in them). 

According the exit polls, women supported Clinton over Trump by 12%.  A couple of comments about the exit polls.  First-are these the same polls they were using to predict Hillary’s landslide win?  Second-considering the political climate for this election and the fact that there were obviously a lot more people who voted for Trump than admitted it to the pollsters, how many women do you really think answered honestly when they were asked who they voted for?  My 22 year old son doesn’t even talk to his friends about supporting Trump-how likely were many of the women (and even men) to admit that they voted for Trump in front of a potentially hostile group of people?  Oh wait, the left is the party of love and tolerance and acceptance so that can’t be a reason.

I am proud to be raising a daughter who is self-confident and strong enough to realize that she can be represented by someone who doesn’t look like her or speak like her.  She isn’t going to be conned with the idea that she has to vote for someone just because they have the same anatomical parts as her.  Obviously, at least 42% of the women who voted also realized this.  I don’t think any of these women voted for Trump because he was a man-they voted for him because they heard his message and liked it! 

We are the women who are working at McDonalds because the job we worked at for years was eliminated when the company was closed or left the country because they could no longer afford to operate here.  We are the women working two or three part time jobs to make ends meet because our hours have been cut due to the costs of Obamacare.  We are the women who cried inside every day we left our babies at daycare because we couldn’t afford to stay home and raise them ourselves.  We are the women who are the cheerleaders for our husbands and children who are struggling to find a job.  We are the women crying over the bodies of our dead children who were killed because they ended up in a gang after they couldn’t find a job and had too much time on their hands.  We are the women who have succeeded with our lives because we worked hard and didn’t expect the government to take care of us.   We are the women who know things can be better and are willing to work to make it happen.

We are this nation’s mothers, grandmothers, sisters, wives, daughters and girlfriends. We are all races and all classes and all religions.  We have high standards we expect our leaders to meet and we aren’t willing to settle for less.  As soon as the woman who meets these standards decides to run and is willing to brave the terrible attacks from the media and the left, we will be at the front of the line to vote for her.  We are smart enough to know that we don’t have to settle for someone like Hillary who is against everything we believe in.  We are patient enough to wait for the right person.  We are strong enough to defend our choice when she comes along.

Right now, we have more important things to do.  Short term, we will let our president elect and other leaders know what we need.  Long term-we are nurturing those future woman presidents and they will be women we will be proud to vote for!

Never settle!